One of the most important careers in the modern Navy is the Motor Transport Operator. Working with the over 50,000 different buses, trucks, and heavy vehicles that are in the Navy Motor pool is the job of the Navy Motor Transport Operator. You will be responsible for operating and driving many different types of vehicles from semi tractor-trailers to sedans, from passenger buses to heavy troop transports.
The Navy Motor Transport Operator is a specialty that is involved in the transportation of personnel and supplies in military convoys, and movement of goods and materials throughout the military battlefield and support operations. It is the Navy Transport Motor Operator that works to drive fuel tanks, water trucks, and a variety of passenger transportation vehicles in support of the Navy mission.
Navy Motor Transport Operators are responsible to operate and supervise various wheeled vehicles to transport cargo, personnel and supplies. Some of your responsibilities as a motor transport operator will include: keeping detailed vehicle records, reading load plans, driving vehicles over all different types of terrains and roads, as part of convoys and combat operations. As part of your duties you will also be responsible for monitoring and checking vehicle fluid levels, such as fuel, oil and tire pressures, and performing routine repairs and vehicle washing.
Your Navy career will start with Basic Combat Training for 9 weeks where you will learn how to be an Navy enlisted Servicemember. After Basic Training you will progress to Individual Advanced training for six weeks, where you will receive further training on becoming an Navy Motor Transport Operator. During your training you will learn safety procedures, International road signs and rules of the road, basic vehicle maintenance, and accident prevention.
Part of the time you will spend in the field in combat simulation training, and part of the time in the classroom. You will learn how to operate in a convoy and be part of team working to deliver and provide for the Navy mission at home and abroad. After being trained you will work as part of a team working with Navy vehicles in a variety of missions and performing many different types of operator tasks. After your Navy career is over you will have a lot of opportunities in the civilian career field as a vehicle operator, motor pool manager, or other civilian jobs.